Senate Daily Digest
June 3, 2015
1:00 pm
Senate Chamber


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Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR172APPELCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the 2015 Louisiana Teacher Leaders and Teacher Leader Advisors and designates Thursday, June 4, 2015, as Louisiana Teacher Leader Day at the Louisiana State Capitol.
 SR173WALSWORTHLAW ENFORCEMENT - Requests the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the office of state police determine the benefits that are now provided for enforcement agents and troopers injured or killed during the commission of their respective duties.
 SR174MORRISHCOMMENDATIONS - Recognizes and commends the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for two hundred forty years of service.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR121SMITHCOMMENDATIONS - Commends former Destrehan High School football player Ed Reed on his outstanding high school, college, and professional career and congratulates him on the occasion of his retirement from the NFL.
 SCR122CORTEZCOMMENDATIONS - Commends and congratulates Coach Robert "Ted" Davidson and the Acadiana Wreckin' Rams football team assistant coaches on winning four state championships out of six state championship appearances since 2005.
 SCR123DORSEY-COLOMBATTORNEY GENERAL - Authorizes the office of the attorney general to act as the fiduciary agent to accept donations of monies collected to erect a commemorative memorial marker at Gilbert Memorial Park.
 SCR124DORSEY-COLOMBCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Morris Lawrence East.
 SCR125DORSEY-COLOMBCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the death of Joseph Robinette "Beau" Biden III.
 SCR126E.GUILLORYCOMMENDATIONS - Commends Leodrey Williams for his contributions and service to the state of Louisiana.

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR129BARROWHEALTH CARE - Creates a task force to study and make recommendations concerning health services delivery and financing in the Baton Rouge region
 HCR156HOFFMANNENVIRONMENT - Recognizes that the development and implementation of environmental policies shall be cognizant of the rights of our citizens and national and state sovereignty
 HCR158T.LANDRYMTR VEHICLE/COMMERCIAL - Creates the Hazardous Material Release Task Force
 HCR185T.BURNSELECTIONS/COMMISSIONERS - Requests the State Board of Election Supervisors to study the issue of persons with disabilities serving as commissioners
 HCR203P.SMITHSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Recognizes Wednesday, June 3, 2015, as AKA Day at the state capitol
 HCR204JEFFERSONSTUDENT/ASSESSMENT - Requests the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to study the advantages, disadvantages, quality, and effectiveness of assessments administered to public school students
 HCR207H.BURNSAIRCRAFT/AVIATION - Memorializes Congress to take necessary action to regulate baggage fees and processes for consumers
 HCR209N.LANDRYCOMMENDATIONS - Commends the Honorable Kaliste Saloom, Jr., upon his contributions and accomplishments as a military veteran and as an attorney and judge for the city of Lafayette
 HCR210ORTEGOEDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY - Requests the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to recognize certified foreign language immersion sites as models of excellence and award points for performance scores of schools with such sites
 HCR211JACKSONCONDOLENCES - Expresses condolences upon the passing of Southern University System president emeritus Dolores Margaret Richard Spikes
 HCR212MORENOSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates Thursday, June 4, 2015, as Komen for the Cure Day at the legislature and commends Susan G. Komen for the Cure and its Louisiana affiliates
 HCR213ORTEGOPUBLIC BUILDINGS/GROUNDS - Urges and requests the division of administration to institute a method of tracking energy and water usage at state universities, state offices, and state buildings

House Bills Reported by Committee
 HB29REYNOLDSCIVIL/JURY TRIALS - Provides relative to the jurisdictional limitation of certain city courts
 HB34DOVEDISTRICT ATTORNEYS/ASST - Provides relative to the annual salary of certain assistant district attorneys
 HB47ST.GERMAINPROPERTY/COMMUNITY - Prohibits certain post-divorce earnable compensation in the Firefighters' Retirement System from being included in a former spouse's portion of community property (RE NO IMPACT APV)
 HB69JAMESCOURTS/CITY - Provides for the collection of additional court costs in Baton Rouge City Court to fund technology enhancements (EN +$484,000 LF RV See Note)
 HB71MACKSUPPLEMENTAL PAY - Provides with respect to the determination of prior service for supplemental pay for law enforcement officers (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB114BURFORDCIVIL/ACTIONS - Authorizes the award of attorney fees relative to contempt of court
 HB272BILLIOTVETERANS - Amends eligibility requirements to participate in the Veterans Court program (REF SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB281HILLINSURANCE/GROUP-SHERIFFS - Provides relative to the payment of group insurance premiums for retired sheriffs and deputy sheriffs hired on or after July 1, 2015, for Allen Parish (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 HB301DOVEMENTAL HEALTH - Provides relative to court-ordered outpatient mental health treatment
 HB307JACKSONMENTAL HEALTH - Provides relative to coverage and payment for services rendered to a person admitted under an emergency certificate (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB319SIMONDRUGS/PRESCRIPTION - Provides relative to the dispensing of interchangeable biological products
 HB321WOODRUFFBOARDS/COMMISSIONS - Provides relative to the La. Egg Commission
 HB392LOPINTOLAW ENFORCEMENT - Creates a database for certain training and hiring information for all law enforcement officers (EN INCREASE SD EX See Note)
 HB436ROBERT JOHNSONINSURANCE/HEALTH - Provides for insurance reimbursement of certain provider fees paid by pharmacies (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB467LANCE HARRISTOBACCO/TOBACCO PRODUCTS - Provides relative to the payment and purchase of tobacco products
 HB477MONTOUCETTOBACCO/TOBACCO PRODUCTS - Provides for minimum pricing of cigarettes (EN NO IMPACT GF RV See Note)
 HB496WILLMOTTPRESCRIPTION - Provides relative to certain prescriptive periods applicable to the reinscription of mortgages
 HB568THIERRYPHARMACISTS - Provides relative to the licensing and regulation of pharmacists
 HB746MIGUEZENVIRONMENT/WASTE TIRES - Provides for the waste tire program in the Department of Environmental Quality (RE1 +$87,000 SD RV See Note)
 HB760FANNINAGRICULTURE/BEEF - Provides relative to assessments levied by the Louisiana Beef Industry Council
 HB839MIGUEZLIABILITY/CIVIL - Provides a limitation of liability for certain facilities operated by nonprofit youth organizations
 HB841LOPINTOBAIL - Provides relative to a contradictory hearing prior to release on bail in certain cases involving domestic abuse
 HB842MORENODOMESTIC ABUSE - Provides relative to domestic abuse (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)

Senate Bills Returned from House with Amendments
 SB27BROOMEDOMESTIC VIOLENCE - Prohibits expungement of domestic abuse battery convictions. (gov sig)
 SB48DONAHUETOPS - Provides relative to the minimum ACT score for TOPS eligibility and TOPS award amounts. (gov sig) (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 SB86PERRYETHICS - Provides relative to nepotism relating to school employees. (8/1/15)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 SB65BUFFINGTONCOLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES - Provides relative to postsecondary education management boards. (8/1/15)
 SB163FRED MILLSMEDICAID - Provides relative to Medicaid managed care. (gov sig) (RE SEE FISC NOTE GF EX)
 SB247J.SMITHVETERANS - Provides for in-state tuition and fee rates for veterans and qualified dependents enrolling in public postsecondary educational institutions. (1/1/16) (RE DECREASE SG RV See Note)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 SB41ALLAINCONSERVATION - Provides relative to the Louisiana Oilfield Site Restoration Law. (8/1/15) (OR DECREASE SD EX See Note)
 SB78FRED MILLSTAX/TAXATION - Provides the information to be submitted to the legislative fiscal information for the review of instruments relative to tax exemptions, exclusions, deductions, and credits. (RE SEE FISC NOTE GF EX)
 SB112GALLOTLOCAL OPTION - Provides for a local option election for the sale of liquor and wine in certain areas of Rapides Parish. (gov sig)
 SB119PERRYLEGISLATION - Constitutional amendment to limit the number of constitutional amendments that may appear on a ballot. (2/3-CA13s1(A))
 SB146CLAITORFUNDS/FUNDING - Provides relative to the Budget Stabilization Fund. (See Act) (EG +$25,000,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB167BUFFINGTONMEDICAID - Provides relative to the Medical Assistance Program. (8/1/15) (EG NO IMPACT See Note)
 SB177ADLEYTAX/AD VALOREM - Constitutional amendment to add certain property tax exemptions and reductions and to provide with respect to tax credits associated with them; to dedicate the net state revenue increase to a Tax Credit Reduction Fund and provide for allocations from the fund; and to provide for appropriations to local tax authorities. (2/3-CA 13sl(A)) (EG -$597,000,000 LF RV See Note)
 SB181ADLEYTAX/INCOME/PERSONAL - Repeals an income tax deduction for the net capital gains on the sale of a nonpublicly traded business commercially domiciled in Louisiana. (gov sig) (EG +$3,700,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB234DONAHUETAX/TAXATION - Makes certain food businesses and any retail business except grocery stores and pharmacies with a certain number of employees ineligible for Enterprise Zone contracts. (gov sig) (EG +$1,000,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB240ERIC LAFLEURPUBLIC LANDS - Provides for the exchange of school lands by the Avoyelles Parish School Board. (gov sig)
 SB269ADLEYTAX/TAXATION - Requires corporations subject to Louisiana income or franchise tax which have either corporate gross revenues everywhere of $8 billion or $8 million of assets everywhere to file combined returns and limits their NOL deduction to 50% of tax liability. (gov sig) (EG INCREASE GF RV See Note)

House Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee to be adopted
 HCR15MONTOUCETTAX/SALES & USE - Suspends annual state sales tax holidays until 60 days after adjournment of the 2016 Regular Session of the Legislature (EG1 +$3,300,000 GF RV See Note)
 HCR19STOKESTAX RETURN - Urges and requests the secretary of the Department of Revenue to accept an individual taxpayer's federal income tax return extension as a taxpayer's extension of time to file his state income tax return
 HCR104DOVEFISHING/OYSTERS - Creates the Oyster Lease Moratorium Lifting Committee
 HCR161BADONCOLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES - Requests public universities to offer all bachelor's degree programs online
 HCR167GAROFALOCONGRESS - Memorializes the U.S. Congress and the Louisiana Congressional delegation to work towards equitable revenue sharing for Louisiana mineral and gas production
 HCR169COXLABOR - Requests the Louisiana Workforce Commission to provide information to employers and employees regarding gender discrimination by pay disparity
 HCR29HARRISONENVIRONMENT/AIR - Urges and requests the United States Environmental Protection Agency not to adopt the proposed guidelines on carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired electric units
 HCR54HOFFMANNPUBLIC HEALTH - Clarifies legislative intent regarding regulation of public water systems and directs the Dept. of Health and Hospitals to issue rules for drinking water disinfection that comply with Act No. 573 of the 2014 Regular Session
 HCR74ARMESBOARDS/COMMISSIONS - Requests professional licensing boards and commissions to ensure compliance with laws pertaining to licensure of military members and military spouses
 HCR81THIERRYSCHOOLS/FOOD PROGRAMS - Creates the Task Force on Summer Hunger
 HCR82LEGERCORRECTIONS - Creates the Louisiana Justice Reinvestment Task Force to develop certain sentencing and corrections policy recommendations
 HCR117CHANEYJUVENILE PROCEDURE - Authorizes and directs the La. State Law Institute to study the issue of restitution in delinquency cases and to report its findings to the La. Legislature
 HCR125HOFFMANNCHILDREN/ABUSE - Requests a study on laws and policies relative to continuing contact by parents and other relatives with children in need of care
 HCR162BARROWCHILDREN/NEWBORNS - Requests the Commission on Perinatal Care and Prevention of Infant Mortality to study and make recommendations concerning prevention and treatment of neonatal abstinence syndrome
 HCR166BURFORDHUMAN REMAINS - Requests the Department of Health and Hospitals to study means to facilitate burial of a fetus or fetal remains resulting from a loss of pregnancy at less than twenty weeks' gestation
 HCR175JEFFERSONCORRECTIONS - Requests the Department of Public Safety and Corrections to develop a work release program for persons convicted of offenses involving the failure to pay child support
 HCR188THIBAUTSCHOOLS/NONPUBLIC - Requests state-approved nonpublic schools to consider keeping epinephrine on the school premises for emergency situations

House Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee Subject to Call
 HCR87HARRISONCONGRESS - Memorializes the United States Congress to amend the employer shared responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act to eliminate penalties on school districts
 HCR143HARRISONFINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS - Relative to Louisiana insurance laws regulating both financial institutions and the unfair trade practice of tying banking products or services to insurance products

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 HB462COXSTUDENTS - Provides relative to eligibility requirements for receipt of certain TOPS awards and a career diploma (EN SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB694ABRAMSONPUBLIC PROPERTY - Provides relative to the sale of certain immovable property by and to the Orleans Parish School Board
 HB695ABRAMSONSCHOOLS/TRANSPORTATION - Provides relative to the loading and unloading of students on to and off of school buses
 HB67COXWEAPONS/FIREARMS - Excludes retired district attorneys and retired assistant district attorneys from prosecution for the illegal carrying of weapons in certain circumstances (EN NO IMPACT GF EX See Note)
 HB149BADONCRIMINAL/SENTENCING - Amends certain criminal penalties for possession of marijuana (EN -$1,727,056 GF EX See Note)
 HB153T.BURNSCRIME - Creates the crime of unlawful distribution of material harmful to minors through the Internet (EN INCREASE LF RV See Note)
 HB161T.LANDRYPAROLE - Provides with respect to technical parole violations
 HB258THIERRYCOURTS/COURT COSTS - Authorizes the collection of bench warrant fees in the 27th Judicial District Court (EN +$67,200 LF RV See Note)
 HB275GUINNPESTICIDES/HERBICIDES - Provides with respect to the use of pest control products in certain school classrooms
 HB292BARRASJUVENILES - Provides relative to early intervention programs
 HB295TERRY BROWNAGRICULTURE - Provides for a forest protection assessment and the transfer of monies received from the assessment to the Louisiana Agricultural Finance Authority (EN DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 HB310MACKAGRICULTURE - Provides relative to the regulation of seed dealers (EN INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB331BERTHELOTALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Transfers the labeling review authority for alcoholic beverages
 HB335H.BURNSMALPRACTICE/MEDICAL - Adds licensed dietitians/licensed nutritionists under the medical malpractice act
 HB343HAZELALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Provides relative to the public possession of alcohol by persons under the age of twenty-one years
 HB358SCHRODERVETERINARIANS - Authorizes the state veterinarian to quarantine any animal until certain inspections are completed
 HB368BADONFAMILY VIOLENCE - Establishes family justice centers to assist victims of certain offenses (EN LF EX See Note)
 HB369BARROWDOMESTIC ABUSE - Provides due process measures for members of the state domestic violence coalition
 HB385N.LANDRYCHILDREN/ABUSE - Provides with respect to mandatory reporters
 HB497HENRYCIVIL/ACTIONS - Provides for the recovery of damages for injuries arising out of an act of terror
 HB539JAMESDOMESTIC ABUSE - Provides relative to civil remedies for domestic abuse
 HB603WILLMOTTCHILDREN/NEWBORNS - Provides for annual communications and public information plans concerning the Safe Haven Law
 HB728GAROFALOCOURTS/JUSTICE OF PEACE - Provides relative to justice of the peace courts
 HB836HODGESMARRIAGE/LICENSE - Provides for documentation and verification of certain information submitted by applicants for marriage licenses
 HB837PRICECRIMINAL/RECORDS - Provides with respect to expungement
 HB76A.WILLIAMSREAPPORTIONMENT/JUDGES - Provides for the election sections for the City Court of Baton Rouge and for the number of judges elected from such sections
 HB186MONTOUCETHEALTH/CANCER - Provides for notification to patients concerning supplemental breast cancer screening and access by patients to mammography and ultrasound reports
 HB199CROMERINSURERS - Enacts the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure Act (EN SEE FISC NOTE See Note)
 HB223HODGESSUNSET LAW - Re-creates the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and all statutory entities made a part of the department by law
 HB241BARRASPUBLIC PRINTING - Provides relative to the distribution and sale of certain public documents (EN DECREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB242T.BURNSELECTION CODE - Makes revisions to the La. Election Code (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB247HUVALPHYSICAL THERAPISTS - Provides relative to the disciplinary proceedings of the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board
 HB255PIERREINSURANCE COMMISSIONER - Provides relative to the authority of the commissioner of insurance to supervise insurance holding company systems
 HB261HODGESCHILDREN/FOSTER CARE - Enacts the Quality Parenting for Children in Foster Care Act (EN +$3,080 GF EX See Note)
 HB296T.BURNSETHICS - Provides relative to records related to enforcement of provisions under the jurisdiction of the Board of Ethics
 HB317PONTIFINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS - Provides relative to licensing fees for lenders licensed to make consumer loans (EN +$102,200 SG RV See Note)
 HB318PONTIFINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS - Provides relative to licensing fees for pawnbrokers (EN +$27,150 SG RV See Note)
 HB456THIERRYTELECOMMUNICATIONS - Requires commercial mobile service providers and telecommunications carriers to disclose call location information to law enforcement agencies during emergency situations (RE1 NO IMPACT SD EX See Note)
 HB498TALBOTHEALTH SERVICES - Provides for transparency in health services pricing and healthcare quality measures
 HB511SEABAUGHINSURANCE COMMISSIONER - Provides for appointment of counsel in matters related to rehabilitation, liquidation, or conservation of insurers, and for the distribution of receivership assets by the commissioner of insurance
 HB591BROADWATERELECTIONS - Provides relative to election dates, qualifying, and withdrawal by candidates (EN NO IMPACT LF RV See Note)
 HB601HOLLISPUBLIC SERVICE COMN - Provides age, residence, and domicile requirements for members of the Public Service Commission
 HB685SIMONINSURANCE - Provides relative to foreign insurers

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 HB10PEARSONRETIREMENT/TEACHERS - Authorizes a member of the Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana to purchase credit for service as a teacher at an out-of-state nonpublic school (EG SEE ACTUARIAL ANALYSIS)
 HB48THIBAUTRETIREMENT/STATEWIDE SYS - Provides relative to the authority of statewide retirement systems to fund cost-of-living increases with funding deposit account balances (EN NO IMPACT APV)
 HB123THIBAUTAUDITS/AUDITING - Provides relative to the threshold for certain audit requirements (EN DECREASE LF EX See Note)
 HB154STEVE CARTERLEGISLATION - Provides for technical corrections to various provisions of Title 17 of the La. Revised Statutes
 HB191COXPAROLE - Provides relative to certain infectious disease testing of inmates released from state prison facilities (EN +$17,586 FF EX See Note)
 HB221HALLINSURANCE/SURPLUS LINE - Provides relative to reporting requirements for the surplus lines insurance tax
 HB250LEGERFUNDS/FUNDING - Authorizes additional deposits into the Workforce Training Rapid Response Fund and requires a private match for the use of the additional deposits (EN INCREASE SG RV See Note)
 HB386LEGERFUNDS/FUNDING - Dedicates interest earnings of the Deepwater Horizon Economic Damages Collection Fund to higher education (EN INCREASE SD RV See Note)

Instruments Pending Senate Conference
 HB7THIBAUTCRIME - Amends provisions of law regarding unauthorized entry of a critical infrastructure
 HB204FOILCHILDREN/CARE - Provides relative to adult children with disabilities (EN INCREASE GF EX See Note)
 HB394GREGORY MILLERTRADEMARKS/TRADE NAMES - Provides relative to names of business entities, trade names, trademarks, and service marks (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB451SCHEXNAYDERBOARDS/COMMISSIONS - Provides relative to boards, commissions, authorities, districts, and like entities (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 HB518STOKESLEGISLATIVE SESSIONS - (Constitutional Amendment) Provides for matters which may be considered in a regular session convening in an odd-numbered year (REC NO IMPACT See Note)